• Short Summary

    On his ten-day tour of territories of the French Community in East Africa and the India Ocean France's President General de Gaulle arrived at Tananarive, capital of madagascar, July 4.

  • Description

    On his ten-day tour of territories of the French Community in East Africa and the India Ocean France's President General de Gaulle arrived at Tananarive, capital of madagascar, July 4.

    The General who is accompanied by his wife was received at the airport by madagascar's President Teiranana. Afterwards he set off by car on a tour of the Island whose population offered him a tumultuous welcome.

    It was at Madagascar that General de Gaulle nearly a year ago first publicly stated his conception of the French Community as an association of autonomous State with France. The Community came into being under the new constitution and since then its Executive Council has met three times in Paris.

    One of the chief purposes of General de Gaulle's journey is to preside over its fourth meeting, to be held in Madagascar July 8/9. The heads of all African States which are members of the Community will be present, as well as M. Debre and other French Ministers responsible for matters concerning both France and members of the Community.

    Since its inception the Community has tended more and more to become a confederation, and none of its members seems at present to be inclined to follow the example of Guinea in declaring itself completely independent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58CE3PDEDM3CU5NEJBOAW4D3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA58CE3PDEDM3CU5NEJBOAW4D3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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